The View From Wisconsin
Just a random set of rants from a Sports Fan from Wisconsin.
Sunday, October 25, 2009
- If Bucky Badger actually ends up playing in a bowl game this year, I'll be shocked. The Big Ten may be weak as a whole, but losing week in and week out isn't helping this program.
- I don't get it. This Predators team should be a lot better than it is. I mentioned my SOMH adventures before; the Preds' power play in SOMH is immensely better than their real-life counterparts. Yes, I know that the Blackhawks are a drastically improved team, but being at the bottom of the power-play rankings in the NHL (while your AHL squad is near the top, by the way) isn't helping.
- I have no feel or sense for the NFL season this year. There's just no level of excitement for the Packers or compelling reason for watching any other NFL game - other than just watching that train wreck of a throwback jersey the Broncos are wearing.
- If it means no more November baseball, I'm all for monthly doubleheaders for each team to help condense the baseball season. I'm not sure if it's Fox, MLB or what to blame for the late starts to the World Series, but shouldn't the first few games be played during the day on the weekends, during weather that has at least a 50% chance of being decent instead of wet and cold?
- I have a bad feeling that, if they actually manage to get game six of the ALCS underway tonight, and if the Yankees beat the Angels, that the Yanks will end up sweeping the Phillies in the World Series.
- Woke up a bit early this AM to discover that the alarm clock was reading an hour early. Immediately realized this must have been the old DST weekend, back in the days when DST was the last Sunday of October. Not sure how many devices in my house will need to be fixed.
- Somewhat surprised/saddened to hear that the Bank of Elmwood went under on Friday. I have a classmate of mine from Park who worked there, and I remember my parents doing some banking there. I know it's part of a larger nationwide trend, but still - it's sad that a bank that was around for nearly 50 years couldn't make it to 50 because of the home mortgage crisis.
- After all those years of using my Macs for pretty much everything, I think I'd be lost if I had to go back to using the Mac exclusively. I still have too much stuff in my Mac archives to get rid of it completely, but I'd manage to live if I had to do without.